No pictures with this one, just a word on where things seem to be heading.
2007 has been one hell of a year, those of you who know me, know of some of the trials and tribulations that have been thrown my direction. Those that do not know me, well, you will get to know me and those questions will probably be answered.
For now I am in preparation mode, getting packed for my trip to California. I will be hanging out in the Bay Area with my family and hopefully finishing the business plan for B4 Consulting and Construction. This trip will be one to get the head straight and come back to Asheville refreshed and ready to blast into 2008. Things I am anticipating going into the new year:
1. Having my own business, which will center around getting people on two wheels with a smile on their face.
2. Traveling a little more, I didn't think it was for me, but turns out I do like meeting new people. I want a home and to travel. CAKE + EAT = SURE WHY NOT BOTH
3. Seeing a few friends get hitched and have kids, you know the whole "growing up thing".
4. Owning a car, a computer and a cellphone. WEIRD.
5. Building fun stuff for people to ride all over the country.
6. Putting on a huge National Trails Day project.
7. Putting together a trail work series, more chances to get down and dirty.
8. RIDING MY BIKE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. This is one I have let slide over the last few years. I find myself ready to put in some serious miles next year.
9. Being involved in my local advocacy scene, hopefully helping it blow up.
10. SMILING...something else that I have let slip.
Life is a funny thing, how it can be a series of waves. You catch some and ride them through beautiful, carving turns and sweeping vistas. Other times, they can throw you into the rocks with a power only understood by those who have survived it. But, for all the bad hits, isn't it funny how we keep paddling out to meet the next set coming ashore.
I have always believed the world works in a series of sine waves we have ups and downs, but the thing that makes some people stand out in life is how they perform in the face of those breaks. Whether a great, easy-to-ride 10 footer or a monster 40 foot torrent. Enough of the Surfing analogies, sorry.
I hope everyone has a great holiday season and a Happy New Year. I doubt I will update again until into the new year. I want to focus on the business plan and relaxing. Keep your head up paddling into the next set and remember, it might just be the best ride you have had yet.